17 Incredible Places That May Disappear Soon

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The largest coral reef in the world has shrunk by more than half its size over the past 30 years due to rising temperatures.

In addition, coral bleaching by ocean acidification is another factor that leads scientists to believe the reefs could soon disappear.

A 2018 report published in Nature suggested that at least 30 percent of the reef’s corals died in a heatwave in 2016. Marine scientists have warned climate change will cause irreversible damage unless swift action is taken.

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